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ENG 263 - Introduction to Creative Writing


Description:
An introduction to the creative writing genres: poetry, fiction, screenwriting, and creative nonfiction. Examines the rhetorical forms and expectations of each in a workshop format.

Prerequisites:
Prerequisites: ENG 101 and ENG 102 or equivalents.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes, Activities and Assessments

Learner Outcome

Activity (optional)

Assessment

Students will demonstrate knowledge of the conventions that govern creative nonfiction, what its expectations are, how professional writers have manipulated the genre

 

 

Quizzes on reading; creative nonfiction essay incorporating appropriate generic conventions.

Students demonstrate knowledge of the conventions that govern fiction, what its expectations are, how professional writers have manipulated the genre, the uses of dialogue, exposition, flashbacks, plot, and character.

 

 

Quizzes on reading; short story incorporating appropriate generic conventions.

Students will learn about the conventions of poetry, some of the current strategies (confessional, imagist, formal, postmodern, etc.), its forms, the persona poem, etc.

 

Quizzes on reading; two poems employing two different strategies or forms.

Students will complete and submit a portfolio of revised work that demonstrates their repertoire of creative writing skills. 

 

Portfolios will be assessed on the degree to which they show familiarity with specific knowledge and skills related to the writer’s craft, and on the degree to which the writing has improved through the revision process.

Students will  critique each other’s writing productively in workshop settings, attending to the elements of form, tone, and language introduced and modeled by the instructor.

 

Students will participate in workshops and write peer reviews for each of the writing assignments.

Students will learn about the conventions of play and screenwriting.

 

Students will write a one-act play that illustrates their grasp of the conventions.





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